Monthly Archives: October 2015

What causes someone to do a mass shooting? – Mental Health Matters

People tend to believe violence that is not state-sanctioned stems from mental illness, that only a “crazy” person would severely injury or kill another human being. In one 2013 study, nearly half of the survey sample said that people with … Continue reading

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Former dentist, professor continues fight against Alzheimer’s

Losing the ability to think and recall — what could be defined as the very essence of being human — is almost universally terrifying. So terrifying that many people dwell for years in a state of denial. In fact, according … Continue reading

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Blaming Gun Violence on the Mentally Ill Is Easy, but Ignorant

A meme that circulated recently on social media suggested that the days of going to our comedians for levity and our politicians for public policy are over. According to the post, we now get our belly laughs from Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Mental health prescription?

Start by expanding Medicaid coverage, a benefit that is 90 percent paid for by the federal government but which certain GOP-led states have refused, chiefly because the expansion was part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and therefore must … Continue reading

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